Delicious avocado, lettuce & ham sandwiches

Prep 10 mins | Makes 2

1 medium ripe avocado
1 tbs lemon juice
1 Lebanese cucumber
4 slices wholemeal bread
6 small baby gem lettuce leaves
120g ball fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced
4 thin slices leg ham
Butter or margarine, for spreading

Step 1 Halve avocado, remove seed and scoop flesh into a bowl. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Using a fork, roughly mash avocado. Using a vegetable peeler, slice cucumber lengthways into thin ribbons (discard seed core).

Step 2 Place 2 slices bread onto a board. Spread with avocado then top with lettuce, mozzarella, ham and cucumber. Lightly spread remaining bread with butter or margarine. Top sandwiches with the bread. Cut in half and serve.

Good for you ... Avocados

Avocados are one of the few fruits that contain fat, but it's in the form of unsaturated fat.

A source of vitamin E, a vitamin that helps protect cells from damage due to free radicals.

A good source of vitamin C and also a source of folate (a B vitamin). Both these vitamins contribute to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

Provides the B vitamins niacin (B3) and biotin, which both contribute to normal production of energy in the body.